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Your perception is your reality

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

Perception - As we are

This is one of those quotes that for me, recently, has been life changing – literally.

I have known and understood that YOUR perception is YOUR reality for a long time, but what and how that perception is warped and distorted has just recently come to light with the full appreciation of its influence. Several recent books have assessed and analysed this with fMRI and other analysis techniques to reveal the neurological evidence of how profound this new distinction is.

Not only is it based on how you are feeling right now, but it’s also been shown scientifically to be based on your personality predispositions which we have known for decades affects behaviour. What was not known is that perception is also distorted…

So that brings up the all-important question: Is it the distorted perception that creates the behaviour or is it the other way around?

Instinctively, I am in the perceiver camp – your perception affects your behaviour since I believe that you need to have a view of the world BEFORE you take action. That distorted, warped, modified, filtered perception is YOURS and ONLY yours.

Therein lies the challenge we all have – to reconcile our behaviour (our actions) within different and sometimes opposing (perceived) realities.

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Time Warp

Time WarpHave you ever wondered why time seems to pass more quickly as you age? Or how vacations seem to flash by as work days never seem to end?

There are several reasons for these perceptual and temporal distortions. One interesting explanation is offered by Scott H Young on his blog dedicated to getting more from life.

Simply stated, there are two explanations for why this happens.

The first is that, as you age, each year becomes a proportionally smaller amount of your life. The last five years of a 15 year-old’s life make up one third. By the time you’re fifty, it’s only 10%.

From this perspective, time accelerates because we judge time relative to the totality of our other experiences. There is no scientific proof this hypothesis is correct, but scientists could discover some neurological basis for this time gestalt in the future.

The second, and in my (and Scott’s) opinion, more likely perspective is that time seems to accelerate because our lives become more routine. For a teenager, every year is different. For a middle-aged office worker, change is gradual (or nonexistent).

Of course, if the second hypothesis is correct, that the acceleration of time isn’t a natural byproduct of aging, but due to life becoming increasingly stable (or boring), that suggests an alternative for stretching psychological time.

So if you feel like this is trickling by at an agonizingly slow pace, try something new, change your patterns and habits…

See what happens and let us know how you go!

 

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